National Association of Broadcasters

Five House Members Added As Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

05/24/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, DC -- Five Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 185 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate.

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive NABEF Service to America Leadership Award

05/23/17 10:00 pm

Renowned musician and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi will receive the 2017 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) for his ongoing efforts to combat poverty and homelessness. Bon Jovi, whose music and public service signify the spirit of America and the principles that define the nation, will receive the honor at NABEF’s Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 20 in Washington, DC.

NAB Releases New Morning Consult Research Finding Americans Turn to Broadcast TV and Radio Above All Other Media in Times of Emergency

05/16/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters revealed new research today from Morning Consult confirming the critical role that radio and TV broadcasters play in times of emergency. Indeed, the polling shows that in emergency situations, Americans turn to broadcast TV and radio above all other media by a factor of nearly four to one.

NAB Statement on Confirmation Hearing of Vishal Amin for IP Enforcement Coordinator

05/16/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the announcement that the Senate Judiciary Committee will consideration the nomination of Vishal Amin for U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Director of Media Relations Zamir Ahmed:

NAB Statement on Nomination of David Redl as NTIA Administrator

05/16/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to nomination of House Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Counsel David Redl as administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

New Mexico Broadcasters Foundation

New Mexico broadcasters have been vital partners in their communities across the state. From the exciting play-by-play of the local high school football game, to helping first responders coordinate resources and communications in a crisis, New Mexico broadcasters dedicate time, money and energy to their communities.

Every year, radio and television stations across the state also provide millions of dollars in free airtime to promote local fundraisers, school activities, local charities and other events, and these events, in turn have have raised millions of dollars to support those communities.

The New Mexico Broadcasters Foundation continues in this tradition by giving tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to New Mexico students attending New Mexico colleges and universities.

Mission and Beliefs:

The NMBA Foundation provides annual scholarship to ensure that any in New Mexico student interested in the broadcast industry can succeed. We believe that:

  • public education excellence is vital for our democracy and should be attainable for all;
  • students should actively pursue their education;
  • New Mexico is a diverse population and our industry should accurately reflect that of our communities education and real-life experience should go hand in hand

Board of Directors 2015 - 2017:

Chairman Hammond iHeartMedia Albuquerque
Chair-Elect Kruger American General Media Farmington
Secretary Armijo iHeart Radio (Gallup) Gallup
Legislative Liason Martinez SDC Broadcasting Las Vegas
Immediate Past-President Rooney Rooney Moon Broadcasting Clovis/Portales
Burgess Hubbard Broadcasting Albuquerque
Burt Burt Broadcasting, Inc. Alamogordo
Berry Cumulus Media Albuquerque
Gonzales La Voz Santa Fe
Harlan Noalmark Broadcasting Hobbs
Sutton KRSN Community Radio Los Alamos
Smith Bravo Mic Communications Las Cruces